Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sometimes less is more

[caption id="attachment_19908" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 430 Tasteful is a plus[/caption]

All black isn't flashy, but it beats looking like douche.

Supercar Run: High School Never Ends

You can't do anything involving a car without some rich boy showing up...

[caption id="attachment_19904" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 458 Italia I'd like to play...[/caption]

Expecting the heavens to part on his arrival...

[caption id="attachment_19902" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 458 Italia What do you mean I am too much of a show off?[/caption]

then get pissed and speed off in a hail of gravel over-revved Italian goodness

[caption id="attachment_19903" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 458 Italia Fine. I don't want to be part of your stupid rally[/caption]

Thanks for the drive by, brah. By the way, the black roof looks like shit - too bad you paid extra for it.

Why Yes, They're Real

In all their uncompressed glory
McLaren MP4 12C

McLaren MP4 12C

McLaren MP4 12C

Who can it be now?

You tell me

Supercar Run: Why Yes, They're Real

[caption id="attachment_19890" align="alignnone" width="640"]mclaren mp412c Well Hello there[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19894" align="alignnone" width="640"]mclaren mp412c You're looking well[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19893" align="alignnone" width="640"]mclaren mp412c Fancy Parking indeed[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19895" align="alignnone" width="640"]mclaren mp412c Pleased to meet you[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19898" align="alignnone" width="640"]mclaren mp412c Hope you guess my name[/caption]

Supercar Run: I think I met your asshole brother

[caption id="attachment_19886" align="alignnone" width="640"]Lamborghini Murcielago Maybe it will wash off...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19887" align="alignnone" width="640"]Lamborghini Murcielago Nice tramp stamp, baby[/caption]

I think he and I crossed paths in Vegas

Monday, February 20, 2012

Le Bellezze d' Italia 2012: Fidia Cent

Best Mob car ever - Iso Rivolta Fidia. Real Gangsters only.

[caption id="attachment_19829" align="alignnone" width="640"] Tony Soprano[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19830" align="alignnone" width="640"] Michael Corleone[/caption]

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fredo Wang: Car show critic

Dude, I'm bored.  Costco carts ca. 1983?  I'm all there, though.

I'd Buy That for a Dollar

Living in the nest of survivor cars is its own reward:  1969 Mercury

1969 Mercury Marquis1969 Mercury Marquis

Le Bellezze d' Italia 2012: Italian Meat Grinders

Let's make-a some sausage
Lamborghini Gallardo engine
Gallardo V-10

Le Bellezze d’ Italia: Separated at Birth

Lamborghini Aventador

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Slow, but with warp drive[/caption]

You know it's true

Eat the Rich

[caption id="attachment_19756" align="alignnone" width="640"]Maserati Quattroporte Sarah Palin's roadtrip?[/caption]

Raise your hand if you think this Maserati Quattroporte spent even a second in Alaska.  Yes, it could be Sarah Palin: 10 mpg would certainly explain "drill, baby, drill."*  But Phoenix is full of rich plutocrats/expensive wheels. *cough*Craig Jackson*cough* Arizona charges personal property tax on cars.  Do the math.  A new on is $125-150K.  Who wants to pay 15 large (or whatever) in tax on that?  So what would be more appealing to a rich bastard than a tax dodge?  Once again, Sarah Palin has the answer:  an Alaska auto trust.  The "owner" (the trust) is in Alaska.  You're just using it.  That's also why you're not paying a couple grand a year to license it in AZ (A.R.S. § 28-2153 (B)(1) notwithstanding).  Nice work if you can get it.

 

*so would dirty Exxon librarian porn.

"Ass-Engined Nazi Slot Cars"

They're taking over.  Even Italy.

[caption id="attachment_19748" align="alignnone" width="640"]Porsche Carrera The Old Guard gets inside[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19749" align="alignnone" width="640"]Porsche Carrera The Italians are a sucker for an air cooled redhead.  Come on in, baby!  Have some lambrusco.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19745" align="alignnone" width="640"]Porsche GT3 Meanwhile, recon[/caption]

and scaring off those nosy Brits.  Even Liz has the sense to GTFO.

[caption id="attachment_19747" align="alignnone" width="640"]yellow Porsche GT3 They're at the borders.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19746" align="alignnone" width="640"]yellow Porsche GT3 Papers, please![/caption]

Don't Blink

Aston Martin Vanquish
Oh look!  Maybe Pierce Brosnan or John Cleese are nearby!

Rule Brittania

[caption id="attachment_19733" align="alignnone" width="640"]Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Are you following me, Liz?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19734" align="alignnone" width="640"]Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III I'm no expert, but it looks that way[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19735" align="alignnone" width="640"]Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Oh, you'd like to overtake, perhaps?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19736" align="alignnone" width="640"]Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III As you wish, your majesty.[/caption]

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III, trolling for cheap attentions of chubby chasers outside the Le Bellezze d’ Italia.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Le Bellezze d’ Italia: Outside the lines

Not everything cool happens inside the festival. Mr. Brightside did not wish to be drooled on inside, just lusted after from afar.

[caption id="attachment_19724" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari Daytona Do me baby[/caption]

Done and done.

Fancy Parking

[caption id="attachment_19714" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Ample" parking day or night[/caption]

It's nice to see what happens when you're not a trailer queen
Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet


Porsche 911 GT3  Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Why Yes, They're Real

Except when they're not
Ferrari 308
You're thinking GTO? Think again
This IS a Ferrari.  It's at least got that going for it, which is good.  It is NOT a 288 GTO.  It is closer to Magnum p.i.

Le Bellezze d' Italia

In celebration of Enzo Ferrari's 114th birthday:  Lambos

[caption id="attachment_19703" align="alignnone" width="640"]lamborghini aventador Meet The New Boss[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_19704" align="alignnone" width="640"]lamborghini diablo sv Same as the Old Boss[/caption]

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What to drive

When your Lincoln, Corvette, Olds 98, and Camaro are not enough.  You obviously need a badass pickup truck.  Failing that,  get this:

[caption id="attachment_19684" align="alignnone" width="640"]1977 Chevrolet El Camino Let's go four wheeling!  And move all our worldly possessions in a minimal number of trips! Or... not.[/caption]

Whart REALLY completes the ensemble is a flashy light tan over somewhatdarker tan/brown two town paint, just like your Olds.  This guy ^^ is a little too flashy.

Airstrip One

has its own police force.  Police?

[caption id="attachment_19680" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Under the spreading chestnut tree : Your bloated, redundant bureaucracy at work."][/caption]

I've seen these guys before.  I thought it was just some tarted up Tahoes for an emergency drill.  Evidently, it was not just some theoretical disaster scenario pretend force.  These are newer, shinier versions.   It's real.  Fortunately, their mission is not writing speeding tickets.  (Unless thinking about speeding is a thought crime. How double-plus ungood.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Remarkable Achievement

[caption id="attachment_18682" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ford Granada Jesus, What's my dad doing here?[/caption]

Or not.

[caption id="attachment_18681" align="alignnone" width="640"]Ford Granada Is that a Mercedes?[/caption]